1st DOMMINIO Open Workshop

1st DOMMINIO Open Workshop
November 30th | Virtually

DOMMINIO 1st Open Wrokshop

The 1st DOMMINIO Open Workshop, organized by the Consortium of the DOMMINIO H2020 Project, took place virtually on the 30th of November 2021. This insightful event provided an excellent opportunity for interested audience to delve into the cutting-edge science and technology of DOMMINIO. Panelists representing industrial and academic stakeholders presented the latest advances on the thematics of thermoplastics, additive manufacturing, and digital manufacturing. Presentation of the DOMMINIO achievements regarding modeling & simulation, multifunctional aerostructures, and additive manufacturing technologies followed and a round table discussion closed the event providing a forum for exchange of ideas between presenters and audience.

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AIMEN, DOMMINIO coordinator

10:00 - 10:10 CET

1st Session: Stakeholder talks

10:10 - 10:35 CET

11:00 - 11:25 CET


Coffee break


11:25 - 11:45 CET

2nd Session: DOMMINIO talks

12:25 - 12:45 CET

Multifunctional aerostructures



Round table & Open discussion


13:05 - 14:00 CET

Meet The Panelists:

Paolo Cassis

Paolo Cassis Paolo is Co-founder and COO at Caracol. He pursued a degree in Design at Politecnico di Milano, during which he studied at Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal, with a focus on Interior Design. In Lisbon, he exhibited one of his projects at MUDE (Museu do Design e da Moda de Lisboa) for the "22 Anos de Design da FAUL" exhibit. Upon graduation, he went on to enrich his skills in the fields of CAD design, CAM programming and robotic arms programming, experimenting, and working with parametric design tools, algorithm development and digital production. In 2017 Paolo founded Caracol with three other founders, and as Chief Operations Officer he currently leads the company’s operations, managing all aspects of production, and supports the implementation of innovations on the company’s proprietary robotic system.

Sergio Gusmeroli

Sergio Gusmeroli Sergio Gusmeroli, born in Sondrio (Italy) in 1961, he finalized his education at Politecnico di Milano in 1986. After several experiences in different branches of the ICT domain, in June 2000, he was appointed director and operating manager of the International Research & Innovation Unit of TXT e-solutions, an IT company leader in EU for Supply Chain management solutions. In TXT he coordinated diverse FP7 EC funded projects in the ICT for Manufacturing domain: COIN, MSEE, TELLME, FITMAN, OSMOSE. Since 2015, Sergio is a research coordinator for Politecnico di Milano and is in charge of many H2020 Factories of the Future such as PSYMBIOSYS, AI REGIO, EUR3KA about Manufacturing Digital Transformation. Sergio is coordinator of DIH4AI project AI-on-demand platform about AI DIH Network and Regionalisation of AI4EU.

Sebastiaan Wijskamp

Sebastiaan Wijskamp Dr. Ir. Sebastiaan Wijskamp acquired his MSc and PhD grade with research on process-induced residual stresses in thermoset and thermoplastic composites within the Production Technology group of prof. dr.ir. Remko Akkerman at the University of Twente. After a short postdoc research into the whiskerization of CNTs on carbon microfibres, he worked for two years in the Vredestein (now Apollo Tyres) tyre manufacturing company as a process technology engineer. Here, he used his experience with the curing of thermoset composites to implement a finite element based vulcanisation model for car tyres. After two years, Sebastiaan ceased the opportunity to work at TenCate (now Toray) Advanced Composites, a major supplier of thermoplastic composites to the aerospace industry. He spent 5 years in R&D on aerospace grade thermoplastic composites and then moved to Business Development where he explored the use of thermoplastic composites for the automotive market. In 2015, he joined the TPRC as a business developer, working on short term projects for both the aerospace and automotive industry. Since four years, Sebastiaan is responsible for TPRC’s long term research projects in his role as Technical Director. In his time at TPRC, he converted his experience gained in over 15 years on thermoplastic composite materials and markets into course modules that TPRC offers today.